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Introduction to DBT:

Philosophy & Fundamentals

Professional Workshop Details

Facilitator: Clerissa Cooper, LPC

Dates: Friday, February 28, 2020

         Saturday, May 2, 2020

Location: Druid Pointe Office Building in Brookhaven, 2751 Buford Hwy NE, Suite 700, Atlanta, GA 30324

Check-In: 9:00 AM to 9:30 AM 

Presentation: 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Lunch on Your Own: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM 

Fees: Early Registration - $155

        Regular Registration - $170

Workshop Description

This workshop provides an understanding of the fundamental philosophy and communication strategies of DBT.  Workshop attendees will learn the modes of comprehensive DBT, underlying assumptions and dialectical philosophy, the biosocial model of pervasive emotional dysregulation, communication strategies, and applications of DBT skills modules.

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the 5 modes of comprehensive DBT and their functions.

  2. Understand the theoretical assumptions and dialectical philosophy as they apply to clients, therapists’, and the treatment modality.

  3. Explain the biosocial model of BPD/pervasive emotion dysregulation.

  4. Describe the goals of the DBT skills modules (i.e., mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation, and distress tolerance).

  5. Learn and practice stylistic communication strategies (i.e., reciprocal/validation and irreverent) and dialectical strategies.

Continuing Education Hours

6 Core Hours for Professional Counselors (approved by LPCAGA)

6 Related Hours for Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists 

Friday, February 28, 2020 (Early Registration ends February 7th) - Registration is closed.

~ All seats are filled for the February 28th workshop. Please consider attending the May workshop. 


 Saturday, May 2, 2020 (Early Registration ends April 11th)